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Getting Started with Citrix XenApp® 7.6 by Konstantin Cvetanov

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Microsoft licensing

Most big vendors have a licensing structure that is often times a bit more complicated and cumbersome than we would like it to be. Furthermore, it can lead to unnecessary costs if not carefully analyzed upfront. Microsoft is no exception and the combination with Citrix can sometimes cause confusion as to what type of licenses are needed to build a new XenApp environment or expand existing systems. For Citrix to work on Windows, you will need to license two components—the operating system and Remote Desktop Services (RDS). Here is a list of licensing options from Microsoft that support virtualization at the time of writing this book:

  • Operating system: The following types of servers are supported:
    • Virtual servers: The following ...

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